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Educational Visits

School Visits

Educational visits form an important part of our school calendar. We endeavour to enrich our curriculum with class trips, visitors, musicians, theatre groups and special assemblies at least once per term.

The Executive Principal and Combined Local Academy Committee endeavour to ensure the cost of the educational visits and any contributions are kept to a minimum. We hope that all visits undertaken by the school are fully supported by parents.

Residential Visits

Leaning to become independent and having a night away from home is important and something we promote at St. John's.  While away the children participate in a range of exciting activities which may include bush craft, conservation, orienteering skills and climbing.  All of these activities are done in a completely safe environment and through Sandwell's residential centres such as Edgmond Hall and Frank Chapman Centre.

After-School Activities

We offer a range of activities that aim to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage pupils to engage in various craft, drama, IT, film, cooking and active club activities.

Different clubs run at different times of the year and at the beginning of a term these are open to parents to book onto using the Gateway App.


Provision of homework activities varies between year groups and key stages.  In all cases, some work will be sent home with the children and they will be given a date for completing it and returning it to school.  

Every child in school will also be expected to read, learn tables and practise spellings each week.

Parents are asked to monitor their child's homework, giving support when appropriate.  We appreciate this encouragement and interest from parents and ask all parent / carer to sign a home school agreement to confirm their commitment upon staring at St. John's.